Tetra Pak expanded the use of biomass plastic rene

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Tetra Pak expanded the use of biomass plastic renewable materials to 82%

on April 28, 2014, Tetra Pak, the world's leading food processing and packaging solution, which can determine some basic mechanical properties of materials through stretching, announced that its plant in Brazil will fully supply customers with liquid food packaging containing biomass low density polyethylene (LDPE)

in Tetra Pak Brazil plant, a biomass low-density polyethylene with sugarcane as raw material will replace the original outer and composite plastic. Take a 1000ml Tetra Pak brick? Take aseptic packaging as an example. Due to the use of new biomass plastics and the middle cardboard layer, the proportion of renewable materials can be as high as 82%

as early as February this year, Coca Cola Brazil used this liquid food package containing biomass low-density polyethylene in its del Valle fruit juice products, becoming the first to eat crabs and achieving great success. Subsequently, Tetra Pak Brazil factory gradually increased the supply of such packaging, and now the annual production capacity is more than 13billion packages, which can meet the needs of 150 local customers

Charles brand, vice president of marketing and product marketing of Tetra Pak group, said: we are very happy to be the first enterprise in the liquid food packaging industry to launch low-density polyethylene materials containing this biomass. We believe that the rational use of renewable resources is the best way to promote the sustainable development of the packaging industry and deal with the growing shortage of petrochemical resources. Tetra Pak's sterile composite paper packaging is mainly composed of cardboard, plastic and aluminum foil. At present, the average renewable material proportion of Tetra Pak packaging has reached 70%, and the use of biomass low-density polyethylene made of sugarcane is an important step for Tetra Pak to develop 100% sustainable packaging

the biomass low-density polyethylene used in Tetra Pak Brazil plant is produced by askem, the world's leading biomass polymer developer BR, whose damage tolerance and resistance to foreign material damage are greatly improved. The company produces ethylene by extracting ethanol from sugarcane, and then converts it into low-density polyethylene or high-density polyethylene. The biomass plastics produced by this process not only have the same technical performance as those made from fossil resources, but also have low-carbon, renewable and environmental protection characteristics. Using this new packaging material does not require customers to make any changes to the filling equipment, but the new super performance material has honeycomb microstructure

in fact, Tetra Pak has launched a number of biomass plastic lids with biomass high density polyethylene (HDPE) manufactured by Braskem as raw material since 2011. In 2013, Tetra Pak packaging using biomass plastic lids reached 1.1 billion packages worldwide

at present, sugarcane is the only resource available for commercial production of renewable polyethylene in Brazil, and the biomass plastics used by Tetra Pak are all from sugarcane plantations that have been independently certified by a third party, ensuring that their operations comply with Tetra Pak's environmental protection principles. In the future, Tetra Pak will promote this kind of liquid food packaging containing low-density polyethylene, which is the most common substance in raw iron, in more markets and regions

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